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Code Freeze 2011: Software Testing for the 21st Century

Date of Event: 
Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus

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Code Freeze 2011 focuses on the all important (but often neglected) topic Software Testing. In particular, the sessions will discuss ways to incorporate effective testing techniques in the various stages of development as well as speakers looking to the future of software testing. The symposium is a combination of workshops and talks in an interactive format where the speakers will field audience questions. Participants will be challenged to ponder the challenges of testing and all questions and suggestion will be welcomed.

SCHEDULE
Registration / Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 Registration & Breakfast
Welcome 8:30 - 8:45 Mats Heimdahl and David Hussman
Speaker 8:45 - 9:00 Mats Heimdahl: All you need to know about testing in 15 minutes or less.
Speaker 9:00 - 10:00 David Hussman: Some People Just Talk About Testing
Break 10:00 - 10:15 AM Break
Testing Dojos 10:15- 11:45 Topics covered in the different Dojos
Testing that Tells the Story of the Code (developer testing)
Testing that Tells the Story of the Product (business / product testing)
Testing that Tells the Story of the User's Experience (usability / user experience testing)
Bonus demo/workshop on Pex
Nikolai Tillmann, Microsoft Research: Parametrized Unit Testing with Pex: Automated White Box Testing for .NET
Grab a Box Lunch 11:45-Noon Get Lunch for second round of Dojos and Pex demo.
Testing Dojos Noon - 1:30 Repeat of Testing Dojos
Speaker 1:30 - 2:30 Nikolai Tillmann: Software testing at Microsoft : A research perspective
PM Break 2:30- 3:00pm PM Break
Speaker 3:00 - 4:00 Michael Whalen: The Future of Testing
Panel and Closing 4:15 - 5:00? TBD